THE DETAILS

July 14-16, 2017

Great Expectations Creativity Center

La Grange, Texas

 

Join us for Summer Quilt Camp™ 2017, a weekend of learning, fun, friendship, and design at the beautiful Great Expectations Creativity Center in Central Texas. This event is going to be amazing!

 

with Kimberly Einmo

GET ENROLLED

“Magical Blocks Out of the Box” by Kimberly Einmo

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Modern Skill-
Building a Sampler Quilt

 

Learn every trick in the book for using precuts or fabrics from your stash effectively!

 

Level: Skilled Beginner/Intermediate

 

Pre-cut fabric packs are one of the hottest trends in quiltmaking today and quilters everywhere just can't resist these delectable textile treats! And their versatility is absolutely perfect for this fun-filled workshop to turn all those enticing 2½” strips and 10” squares into a fabulous quilt. Let Kimberly introduce you to the exciting and wonderful world she calls “modular piecing,” which is a system of simple, pieced units used to create new blocks, settings or complex-looking designs.

 

Using squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds and a myriad of basic ‘building blocks,’ Kimberly will show you how to efficiently piece a wide range of blocks in modular sizes. She’ll teach you dozens of her best tips and tricks and how to use her EZ Flying Geese and EZ Jelly Roll Rulers along with traditional methods to their best advantage with no math, no wasted fabric, and best of all, no stress! Featuring fabulous techniques from her book, Precut Bonanza, Kimberly will share every trick in the book for precision piecing to create beautiful blocks and unlock your inner design diva. You’ll love her encouraging, upbeat, and energetic teaching style, so join her for this retreat-style workshop and create a stunning sampler quilt to graduate as a precuts piecing pro!

 

 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Events & Activities

All events and activities are at the Great Expectations Creativity Center,
except the visit to the Texas Quilt Museum and downtown La Grange.

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Check-in and claim your work station

 

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Supper—Catered baked potato bar featuring Back Porch BBQ brisket, assorted toppings, salad, and dessert bars

 

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Class Time—Begin Modern Skill-Building Sampler

 

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Breakfast—Tacos, kolaches, rolls, fruit, coffee, tea, and juice

 

9:00 a.m.-Noon

Class Time—Continue Skill-Building Sampler

 

Noon-12:45 p.m.

Lunch—Sandwich Variety Tray featuring smoked ham & cheddar, smoked turkey & Swiss, and smoked chicken salad served on mini sweet & sourdough buns, coleslaw, and assorted cookies for dessert

 

1:00-2:30 p.m.

Visit the Texas Quilt Museum & downtown La Grange

 

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Class Time— Continue Skill-Building Sampler

 

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Catered Supper—Catered Fiesta Feast: beef & chicken fajitas served with Spanish rice, charro beans, warm tortillas and toppings. Chips & salsa, salad and fruit cobbler complete the feast

 

 

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast—Tacos, kolaches, rolls, fruit, coffee, tea, and juice

 

8:30-11:30 a.m.

Class Time—Continue Skill-Building Sampler

 

11:30 a.m.-Noon

Pack

 

Noon

Departure

 

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Author, award-winning quilter, designer, instructor and judge.

Kimberly Einmo

Kimberly Einmo is the author of six books and is an award-winning quilter, designer, international instructor and judge. She has five very popular online classes and has a signature line of rulers and tools for EZ Quilting. She has appeared on television and radio programs and has written many articles which have appeared in numerous magazines and publications nationally and internationally. Kimberly currently writes a monthly column in American Quilter Magazine called Kimberly’s Korner. She infuses fun into all her classes while sharing her passion and enthusiasm for quilting and to meet quilters from across the nation and around the world!

SUPPLY LIST

Cutting Instructions are written for use with specialty rulers including  EZ Jelly Roll Ruler,
EZ Flying Geese Ruler, and TRI RECS Tools.

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1 Jelly Roll or 40 – 2½” strips

AND

1 Layer Cake or 40 – 10” squares

(Use precut bundles or fabric from your stash. Bundles should be the same or at least from a complimentary fabric line.)

-Approximately 5 yards total

  • To make this quilt, please have a variety of at least 20 different fabrics for a total of 40 – 2½” strips and 40 – 10” squares total. (Fabrics can be repeated twice. 40 or more different fabrics make the quilt even more amazing!)
  • Bring all fabric to the workshop

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Background Fabric Yardage

-5½ yards

  • Choose a tone on tone or solid that has strong contrast from the other fabrics
  • Bring all fabric to the workshop

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Contrasting Fabric

-1¼ yards

  • For inner border and binding

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  • EZ Jelly Roll Ruler by Kimberly Einmo*
  • EZ Flying Geese Ruler by Kimberly Einmo*
  • TRI RECS Tools*
  • 45 mm (or 60mm) rotary cutter
  • Rotary mat – 24” or larger is best
  • Ruler: 6" x 24" or 4” x 18”
  • 10½” (or larger) square ruler with 45 degree line
  • Sewing machine
  • 50 wt. cotton (Aurifil) neutral sewing thread to match your background fabric
  • Extra machine needles – sharps, quilting, microtex size 80
  • Basic Sewing Supplies such as sewing scissors, straight pins, general sewing supplies, seam ripper
  • Bring anything you might need to make your retreat experience more efficient, stress-free, and enjoyable! (Think: a portable light, extension cord, a cushion to sit on, magnifying or reading glasses, a cup with a spill proof lid, and most importantly, a sense of fun!)

 

* I’m one of those rare instructors who never, ever requires any student to purchase my rulers to attend class.
Students are free to borrow a ruler for use in class from me!

 

PRINTABLE LIST

 

WORKSHOP PRICE

Register early to get accommodations at the
Great Expectations Creativity Center

 

Basic cost for the workshop, pattern and meals as listed in the workshop schedule, bottled water, soft drinks, tea, coffee, and snacks is $275. Breakfast, lunch and suppers are brought in from local restaurants. Two dorm-style rooms at the Creativity Center, each with five single beds and one bath, accommodate a maximum of 10 Quilt Campers and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. There are two additional bathrooms in the Center, including one that is ADA-compliant. If you stay in the dorm, your total cost for workshop, pattern, meals, and lodging will be $325.

 

Remaining campers will find accommodations about five minutes away at the Best Western La Grange Inn & Suites. Please make reservations there directly by calling 979/968-6800. Published price is $129.95 + tax for a room with a king bed or for a room with two queens.

 

 

TO ENROLL

Limit is 25 quilters.

Completely fill out the Enrollment Form (PDF) and send by
e-mail to Barbara Cline, barbarac@quilts.com or mail to address below. Enrollment is limited to 25, so enroll early for this exciting weekend.  New this year, pay by PayPal. Choose the PayPal payment option and the link will be emailed to you.

 

 

Mailing Address

7660 Woodway, Suite 550

Houston, TX 77063

 

Questions

 Barbara Cline

(713) 781-6864, Ext. 122

barbarac@quilts.com

 

ENROLLMENT PDF

 

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